Vessels

  • Record Label: 4AD
  • Release Date: Mar 6, 2007
User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 1 out of 12

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  1. mfetter
    Mar 7, 2007
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    this sonic drivel acheived critical "universal acclaim"? maybe if i can just get my ears closer to my ass i can figure out what i'm missing. ok, that's better. listening closer now to hear what's to like, but concluding metacritic's reviewers ("users") are either A) too easily wowed, or B) so eager to be out in front of a buzz band / peer concious they'll swallow this sonic drivel acheived critical "universal acclaim"? maybe if i can just get my ears closer to my ass i can figure out what i'm missing. ok, that's better. listening closer now to hear what's to like, but concluding metacritic's reviewers ("users") are either A) too easily wowed, or B) so eager to be out in front of a buzz band / peer concious they'll swallow & bandwagon any monotonous, droning noise as indispensable. if monotony's w&c's point - i get it, enough already. you can catch this level of talent in any dive bar any night of the week. pointless hype. bring on the new arctic monkeys disc. Expand
Metascore
65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. All said, the album’s capably produced by Tony Doogan, Secret Machines aspirations and all, and it’s a debut wrapped in sophomore expansion, a third of a universe away from anything deservedly cosmic and anything appropriately full.
  2. Urb
    90
    A fierce vision quest of psychedelic riffs 'n' roll that manages to sound like hard rock, shoegazer and new rave all within the same song, yet never feeling forced or false. [Mar 2007, p.98]
  3. Filter
    72
    Wolf & Cub manage to fill Vessels to the brim with irreverent guitar solos, pounding bass lines, and, well, let's just say they have two drummers for a good reason. [#24, p.102]